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Taipei to suspend work, classes in event of 1,000 domestic COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has introduced a three-tiered emergency response as the country braces for a possible surge in coronavirus cases associated with a hospital outbreak in nearby Taoyu...

US to require negative coronavirus test for travelers from Taiwan and elsewhere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anyone traveling to the U.S. on an international flight, including from Taiwan, will have to present a negative coronavirus test issued within three days of their departur...

Is Frontex involved in illegal 'pushbacks' in the Balkans?

Ali al-Ebrahim fled in 2018 from Manbij, a Syrian city that was under Kurdish control, to escape being forced to fight in the conflict. Al-Ebrahim, now 22, first tried his luck in Turkey. When he arr...

Taiwan’s ban on foreigners is tough but necessary

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The announcement that Taiwan is banning foreigners from entering the country from Friday (Jan. 1) was a big blow for many people. For businesses that rely on income ...

Taiwan suspends entry to all international students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan started suspending entry to non-resident foreigners on Friday (Jan. 1), with schools halting entry permit applications for all international students. The Minist...

Asia Today: Thailand reports 250 new coronavirus cases

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has reported 250 new cases of the coronavirus, including 241 local transmissions, as the country grapples with an intensifying outbreak of the virus. After mo...

The Latest: Beijing residents told to stay put for holidays

BEIJING — China's capital has urged residents not to leave the city during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, implementing fresh restrictions after several coronavirus infections last week. ...

Taiwan's application for US customs preclearance under review

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has applied to offer U.S. customs preclearance at its main airport, and the application is currently under review. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by the Heri...

Taiwan bars shipment of tea, coffee beans due to high pesticide levels

Several imported food items, including tea and coffee beans, were blocked at Taiwan's borders recently after they were found to contain excessive residues of pesticide and other contaminants, the ...

The Latest: China to begin vaccinating front-line workers

BEIJING — China says it will soon begin coronavirus inoculations for workers in health care, transport and border control. The vice minister of the National Health Commission says t...

China to begin COVID-19 inoculations for front-line workers

China will soon begin coronavirus inoculations for workers in health care, transport and border control, a senior official said Saturday. Vice Minister of the National Health Commission Zeng Yixin ...

Indonesia disappointed at Taiwan's entry ban on Indonesian migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Indonesian government on Thursday (Dec. 17) expressed regret over Taiwan's decision to extend the entry ban on Indonesian migrant workers indefinitely, urging it t...

Taiwan's France envoy shares nation's COVID experience with French National Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The French National Assembly groups Agir ensemble (AE) and the Taiwan-France Friendship Group invited Taiwanese envoy to France Wu Chih-chung (吳志中) to participate in separ...

A pandemic atlas: How COVID-19 took over the world in 2020

Almost no place has been spared — and no one. The virus that first emerged a year ago in Wuhan, China, swept across the world in 2020, leaving havoc in its wake. More than any event ...

Taiwan president ranked in Bloomberg 50 for crushing Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has been included in this year's Bloomberg 50 for "crushing" the coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan. On Friday (Dec. 4), Bloomber...